Best Toy Show find ever!
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Best Toy Show find ever!

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So I decided to take a drive today despite the snowy conditions and go to this toy show a couple of dealers recomended. It was a decent size show, even better since it was free admission. I wandered around a few times picked up a couple of small things and I kept seeing this:



It was just sitting towards the back of this guys table, no price on it which is why I didn't even pick it up the first couple times I passed by it. I figured no price meant high price, boy was I wrong! I pick it up and check it out, the guy behind the table says $10. My mind started racing but I contained the urge to reach into my pocket for the money. So I keep looking at it and the guy says, "If you really want it I'll let it go for $7" The original Kmart price tag is still on it for $13.92, so I got it for 50% off the original sale price!

Ran home and looked it up on eBay, last one sold for $61!

This definetly beats my previous best toy show score which was a MIB Dune Sandworm for $20, granted they've dropped in price since then but at the time they were fetching $50+ on eBay.

Posted by CJK Toy Bay
on Sunday, December 4, 2005
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10incher -
Friday, January 20, 2006
Yep, always check out doll shows. I went to one a few months ago and they had tons of stuff I got at a good price. I picked up a MIB Inspector Gadget, MIB A-Team BA Baracus doll and a few other figures I can't remember right now. Also saw a Mego Fonzie I passed up on. The cool thing is that there are virtually no other action figure collectors who go! Antique shows are also worth checking out.
CJK Toy Bay -
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
LA?!? There should be a ton of stuff going on over there. Even if they're not specifically "toy" shows they still might be worth checking out. For instance comic book conventions are usually a decent place, not always a sure thing but they can prove worth while. Believe it or not even doll shows, depending on the entrance fee can sometimes be decent too; I've heard of older women who know dolls and nothing that have 12" SW figs for next to nothing. Amongst other random "junk" they picked up at some estate sale.

Believe me if I can find places to go in hell froze over Buffalo then you shouldn't have any issues in LA
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, December 19, 2005
Geez, I don't even know when there are toy shows around here in Los Angeles...I remember going to one like 5 years ago and seeing a bunch of old guys drooling over an orange Thundercat toy...like...what the hell...
CJK Toy Bay -
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
First couple figures I ran across I didn't even know what they were, at least you knew the cartoon. I had never even heard of them before for some reason.

Edit:
I just finally dug through the rest of the bag of stuff I got at the toy show. In there I found another loose Centurion, Max Ray I believe ($1), five Ghost Buster figures ($1 each), Referee from Karate Kid ($1), Mantor from Sectaurs ($1), six of the mini GIJoe packins from that promo in the 80's ($5), Ectar driver from the Lancer Cycle from the Visionaries ($1), Sharkoss from The Other World ($4) and Bull carded from Bone Age ($8 ).

Can you tell I'm cheap? I know the $8 was too expensive for the Bone Age figure but it was more to make a connection with the guy. After chatting with him a while about 80's toys he revealed that he had a Tigersharks boat of some sort. He couldn't remember the name of it but he kept saying it's the big one, not the small one. Well the only big one I know of is the Sark which was never produced as far as I know. Of course I asked if he was looking to sell it and he said he loves the thing and it'll be one of the last things he ever sells. Go figure...but this is the second time I've seen him at a show, maybe if I keep asking him about it eventually he'll break down
Captain Coder -
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
I used to watch the cartoon all the time, but I didn't even know the toys existed back then.
CJK Toy Bay -
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
I actually have seen quite a bit of Robotech stuff but I don't know anything about it. I know the line a lil bit but not values at all, I might be walking past deals all the time
10incher -
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Nice score, Centurions kick azz! I was at a toy show last month and picked up a loose complete Matchbox Robotech Hovertank for CA$30. I just saw one sell on ebay for CA$90. This past Sunday I went to a small show and picked up a boxed complete Robotech Battle Pod for US$10. It has to be worth at least US$30.
Captain Coder -
Sunday, December 4, 2005
Oh wow, that's a heck of a find. Despite what it's worth, you don't find too many of the less popular 80's toys like that still in the box. At least, I don't think you do any more. I haven't been to a toy show in about 15 years. That was the last time they had one in my city that I have heard of
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